Why Fever Phobia Is Still Common?


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Gunduz S., Usak E., Koksal T., Canbal M.

IRANIAN RED CRESCENT MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.18, no.8, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5812/ircmj.23827
  • Journal Name: IRANIAN RED CRESCENT MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Keywords: Fever phobia, Anxiety, Social Class, Antipyretics, Febrile Seizure, EMERGENCY-DEPARTMENT, PRESCHOOL-CHILDREN, PARENTS, MANAGEMENT, ACETAMINOPHEN, CAREGIVERS

Abstract

Background: Fever is a reliable sign of illness, but it also evokes fear and anxiety. It is not the fever itself but the fear of possible complications and accompanying symptoms that is important for pediatricians and parents.